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Athletes and their coaches attend a training session at the ‘Yunost‘ sports ground at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Facing allegations that Russia engages in extensive, state-sponsored doping, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called on sports officials to carry out an internal investigation - but said that clean athletes shouldn't be punished for the actions of those who take banned drugs. (Dmitry Lovetsky/AP)
Athletes and their coaches attend a training session at the ‘Yunost‘ sports ground at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. Facing allegations that Russia engages in extensive, state-sponsored doping, President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called on sports officials to carry out an internal investigation - but said that clean athletes shouldn't be punished for the actions of those who take banned drugs. (Dmitry Lovetsky/AP)
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With the Olympics coming up next year, the governing body of international track and field is expected to rule tomorrow on whether to suspend Russia from competition because of the country's doping scandal.

A report this week from the World Anti-Doping Agency accused Russia of a state-sponsored program to give performance-enhancing drugs to its athletes. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his country's sports officials to carry out a full investigation.

Here & Now's sports analyst Mike Pesca joins host Jeremy Hobson with details.

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This segment aired on November 12, 2015.

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